President Martin Van Buren’s Inaugural Address, March 4, 1837*

Fellow-Citizens: The practice of all my predecessors imposes on me an obligation I cheerfully fulfill–to accompany the first and solemn act of my public trust with an avowal of the principles that will guide me in performing it and an expression of my feelings on assuming a charge so responsible and vast. In imitating theirContinue reading “President Martin Van Buren’s Inaugural Address, March 4, 1837*”

President Andrew Jackson’s Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1833*

Fellow-Citizens: The will of the American people, expressed through their unsolicited suffrages, calls me before you to pass through the solemnities preparatory to taking upon myself the duties of President of the United States for another term. For their approbation of my public conduct through a period which has not been without its difficulties, andContinue reading “President Andrew Jackson’s Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1833*”

President Andrew Jackson Inaugural Address, March 4, 1829*

Fellow-Citizens: About to undertake the arduous duties that I have been appointed to perform by the choice of a free people, I avail myself of this customary and solemn occasion to express the gratitude which their confidence inspires and to acknowledge the accountability which my situation enjoins. While the magnitude of their interests convinces meContinue reading “President Andrew Jackson Inaugural Address, March 4, 1829*”